U.S. washes hands of rights violations at Okinawa helipad site – by Jon Mitchell Special To The Japan Times

Reporter Jon Mitchell rightfully castigates the US Dept of State for its refusal to condemn the human rights violations including physical injuries by the Japanese police against those who protest US expansion of its military bases in Okinawa.

„In June, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, experienced local anger toward the USMC firsthand. During her official visit to the island to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa, Kennedy attended a community relations event at Camp Schwab. As she was leaving, her motorcade was blocked by demonstrators who had to be forcibly removed by police before her car was able to move.“

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U.S. washes hands of rights violations at Okinawa helipad site

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